Using STEAM, we support Black and Latinx youth as they develop solutions to real world problems such as climate change, public safety, and poverty.
Youth develop creativity, problem solving, and collaboration skills as they see how a variety of STEAM pathways can be used to create the future they deserve.
The “grand challenges” of our time—providing clean water, controlling carbon emissions, designing new medicines, and securing cyberspace—all require STEM-based solutions and disproportionately impact Black and Latinx communities.
Students in these schools are much less likely than their peers in wealthier schools to experience hands-on activities in science. More than half miss out on these critical opportunities to build early interest and mastery.
Only 44 percent of fourth-graders in the highest-poverty schools, compared with 61 percent of their peers in the lowest-poverty schools, have teachers who report having “all” or “most” of the resources they need to teach STEM.